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OCZ vertex 2

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January 15, 2011 1:54:11 AM

Hello,

Just put a new system together and i'm using a OCZ vertex 2. How do i know if i'm getting the most out of this thing?

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a c 110 G Storage
January 15, 2011 2:37:25 AM

You should see a 7.6 or better in the WEI for primary hard disk. Also you can use this benchmarking tool:

http://forums.legitreviews.com/about21729.html

It is the only benchmark I would run as the ones made for mechanical hard drives are not good for SSDs.
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January 15, 2011 3:57:21 AM

thanks,

i have a 7.7 in the disk transfer rate score

i used a benchmarking tool called ATTO, the speeds were approaching what they should be
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January 15, 2011 3:58:17 AM

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January 15, 2011 7:21:32 PM

I'm aslo running an OCZ VertexII. However, I'm seeing a 7.2. After running installing PC Tools peformance tool kit, I ran the fixs and did another performance test via WEI and ended up with the 7.7.

However, since then, I decided to try a defrag and have never been able to get a 7.7 again. I'm back to 7.2. I even reinstalled Windows..

Any help would be appreciated
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a c 312 G Storage
January 15, 2011 11:17:51 PM

I am not 100% positive but I seem to recall reading a review or article which suggested defragmenting a solid state drive is not a good idea.
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a c 110 G Storage
January 16, 2011 1:45:45 AM

No you should NEVER defrag an SSD. As an SSD treats all data as equal there is no way for it to get fragmented.
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January 18, 2011 1:29:21 PM

I understand, but are we talking permanent damage here or a problem that can be rectified with a reformat???

Raz
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a c 110 G Storage
January 18, 2011 4:24:01 PM

It will not damage it but it will actually decrease the life expectancy of a SSD because there are only so many writes per cell before failure. It should not matter to your WEI ( a bad benchmark if there ever was one ). Just use that ATTO program to make sure your read writes are correct. A full SSD will slow down just like a full mechanical HDD though.
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February 23, 2012 11:09:56 PM

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